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College of Veterinary Medicine Advance Newsletter

Superbugs

While death by “superbugs” is still fairly rare, the World Health Organization warns that, if bacteria keep evolving drug resistance at the rate they have been, such bugs will globally cause 10 million deaths per year by 2050. Not all resistant bugs are “super,” as microbes vary in their acquisition of the genetic tools needed to resist the effects of drugs. » More ...

Allen School Working with Local Hospitals to Study the Zika Virus

Image of Zika team, Mombasa City Hospital
Walking into a public hospital on the southern edge of Mombasa, Kenya, around eight o’clock in the morning, there were already 10–15 pregnant women, most with children in tow, sitting on benches outside the clinic waiting to be seen by a health care worker for prenatal care » More ...

Our Caring Profession Award

John Mattoon and his wife Jennifer sanding with the dean of the college.
Eight years ago, WSU faculty member and alumnus, Dr. John Mattoon and his wife Jennifer created the Our Caring Profession Award to recognize a veterinary student each year who most epitomizes the “gentle doctor.” Qualities like sincere compassion, caring for animals and people, excellence in mentoring and serving as a role model, expertise, humaneness, judgment, and understanding, are the things that make these recipients stand out. » More ...

Message from the Dean: Allen School turns 10

Bryan Slinker, dean of the college
Just last year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. What an achievement to have built this program. With superb support from donors, the WSU administration and many in the college during very difficult budget times, it went from an idea to a maturing academic program that is making good on its promise and aspirations. » More ...